The Info List - Methylcyclohexane

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49.3 hPa at 20.0 °C 110.9 hPa at 37.7 °C[2]

Magnetic susceptibility (χ)

-78.91·10−6 cm3/mol


Main hazards severe fire hazard

Safety data sheet [2]

GHS pictograms

GHS signal word Danger

GHS hazard statements

H225, H304, H315, H336, H410[2]

GHS precautionary statements

P210, P235, P301+310, P331, P370+378, P403[2]

NFPA 704

3 1 0

Flash point −4 °C (25 °F; 269 K)[2] Closed cup

Autoignition temperature

283 °C (541 °F; 556 K)[2]

Explosive limits 1.2%-6.7%[1][2]

Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):

LD50 (median dose)

2250 mg/kg (mouse, oral)[3]

LC50 (median concentration)

10172 ppm (mouse, 2 hr) 10,000-12,500 ppm (mouse, 2 hr) 15227 ppm (rabbit, 1 hr)[3]

US health exposure limits (NIOSH):

PEL (Permissible)

TWA 500 ppm (2000 mg/m3)[1]

REL (Recommended)

TWA 400 ppm (1600 mg/m3)[1]

(Immediate danger)

1200 ppm[1]

Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

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is an organic compound with the molecular formula is CH3C6H11. Classified as saturated hydrocarbon, it is a colourless liquid with a faint odor. Methylcyclohexane
is used as a solvent. It is mainly converted in naphtha reformers to toluene.[4]


1 Production and use

1.1 Solvent

2 Structure 3 Flammability and toxicity 4 References

Production and use[edit] It can be also produced by hydrogenation of toluene:

CH3C6H5 + 3 H2 → CH3C6H11

Methylcyclohexane, as a component of a mixture, is usually dehydrogenated to toluene, which increases the octane rating of gasoline. [4] It is also one of a host substances in jet fuel surrogate blends, e.g., for Jet A
Jet A
fuel.[5][6] Solvent[edit] Methylcyclohexane
has no particular applications, although it used as an organic solvent, with properties similar to related saturated hydrocarbons such as heptane.[7] Structure[edit] Methylcyclohexane
is a monosubstituted cyclohexane because it has one branching via the attachment of one methyl group on one carbon of the cyclohexane ring. Like all cyclohexanes, it can interconvert rapidly between two chair conformers. The lowest energy form of this monosubstituted methylcyclohexane occurs when the methyl group occupies an equatorial rather than an axial position. This equilibrium is embodied in the concept of A value. In the axial position, the methyl group experiences steric crowding (steric strain) because of the presence of axial hydrogen atoms on the same side of the ring (known as the 1,3-diaxial interactions). There are two such interactions, with each pairwise methyl/hydrogen combination contributing approximately 7.61 kJ/mol of strain energy. The equatorial conformation experiences no such interaction, and so it is the energetically favored conformation. Flammability and toxicity[edit] Like all hydrocarbons, methylcyclohexane is flammable. Furthermore, it is considered "very toxic to aquatic life".[8] Note, while methylcyclohexane is a substructure of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol
(MCHM), it is distinct in its physical, chemical, and biological (ecologic, metabolic, and toxicologic) properties.[9] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards #0406". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  ^ a b c d e f g h Sigma-Aldrich
Co., Methylcyclohexane. Retrieved on 2017-11-21. ^ a b "Methylcyclohexane". Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health Concentrations (IDLH). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  ^ a b M. Larry Campbell. "Cyclohexane" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012. doi:10.1002/14356007.a08_209.pub2 ^ Tim Edwards, Meredith Colket, Nick Cernansky, Fred Dryer, Fokion Egolfopoulos, Dan Friend, Ed Law, Dave Lenhert, Peter Lindstedt, Heinz Pitsch, Adel Sarofim, Kal Seshadri, Mitch Smooke, Wing Tsang & Skip Williams, 2007, AIAA2007-770: Development of an Experimental Database and Kinetic Models for Surrogate Jet Fuels, 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 8-11 January 2007, Reno, Nevada, DOI 10.2514/6.2007-770, see [1], accessed 27 May 2014. ^ Meredith Colket, Tim Edwards, Fred Dryer, Skip Williams, Nicholas Cernansky, David Miller, Fokion Egolfopoulos, Frederick Dryer & Josette Bellan, 2008, AIAA 2008-972: Identification of Target Validation Data for Development of Surrogate Jet Fuels, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 8-11 January 2007, Reno, Nevada, DOI 10.2514/6.2008-972, see [2], accessed 27 May 2014. ^ D. Bryce-Smith and E. T. Blues "Unsolvated n-Butylmagnesium Chloride" Org. Synth. 1967, 47, 113. doi:10.15227/orgsyn.047.0113 ^ Chevron Phillips, 2014, "Material Safety Data Sheet: Methylcyclohexane
(v. 1.5)", see [3], accessed 23 May 2014. ^ CDC, 2014, "Methylcyclohexane," NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, see [4], accessed 27 May 2014.

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